Conroy Lawrence, UNISON Branch Secretary:
"We are overwhelmed by the response of the local community, that in incessant rain over 10,000 people from all parts of the community would attend is truly inspiring to the staff at the hospital.
UNISON along with other unions at the hospital will be redoubling our efforts to defend Lewisham's vital A&E from closure
This campaign has the full support of the medical, nursing and professional staff and their unions and with the support of the local community we are unstoppable
The people have spoken and the politicians and bureaucrats would do well to listen"
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